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  1. One of a set from here: Timeout Just playing around with long exposures and a zoom lens, really.
  2. A similar system was once operated by John Menzies - they had a bunch of games on the shelf and you took the case up to the desk, told them which format you wanted it on and they copied it onto tape or disc (which tells you how long ago this was). It clearly never really took off.
  3. After a long period of resistance I finally treated myself to a 450d over the weekend. I'm a sucker for low-tech photography - my work so far has been mainly b&w 35mm with an old praktica slr - so the immediacy of digital is still quite strange as I'm used to spending entire days working on a single print in the darkroom. Nevertheless, here is the first image out of the 450d that I've spent any amount of time on, trying to work out the process of raw conversion. I'm not really sure I like it and it's not the picture I originally envisioned but still... got to start somewhere.
  4. Yeah, Matt Tong (I think?) is an astonishing drummer. Russell can play a bit and has come up with some decent riffs so he can stay as long as he gets a haircut. The bass player is a fucking tool so him and Kele are out.
  5. I've just gone back and listened to silent alarm having ignored it for a while, and it's still a class album. The thing that strikes me about Bloc Party is that, essentially, they are a talented band with a crap frontman. Silent alarm was driven by primarily by the other 3 guys, AWITC was about Kele moaning about how misunderstood he is, and flux/Mercury seem to be someone discovering the funny noise settings in the studio for the very first time.
  6. Go and buy Frightened Rabbit's latest, quirky indie with some fantastic lyrics that could only really be written by a Scot: < Why won't our love keel over as it chokes on a bone? We can mourn its passing and then bury it in snow. Or should we kick its cunt in and watch as it dies from bleeding. If you don't want to be with me just say and I will go. >
  7. That really is awful. I really liked Silent Alarm, but the combination of that single, the second album being a bit rubbish and the band just being the biggest bunch of dicks imaginable means they are being ignored from now on.
  8. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    Fair enough, it's only really tennis I do it, mainly because I used to play competitively as a junior so I like to see british players doing well to encourage younger players to come through. I know what a struggle it is to get anywhere in the sport in this country, so anything that raises it's profile is a good thing. I certainly don't do it with F1, Hamilton can fuck right off (insert smiley).
  9. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    Not a correct assumption, I follow tennis as closely as I possibly can. I know Murray can be a cock at times, I simply don't care.
  10. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    I don't really give a stuff about his personality. It's amusing that Henman used to be criticised for not showing his emotion, and when Murray does he's an arrogant exhibitionist. At least the guy has a bit of passion for what he does. Half of the musicians in bands I listen to are absolute cocks, doesn't mean i don't like their music.
  11. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    That's really unfortunate, I hadn't thought to check the weather. Really hope it gets played tomorrow, I'm watching Scotland get humped by NZ on thursday at cricket.
  12. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    Nadal/Murray is either going to be an epic or a bit of a damp squid with Nadal taking it easily I think, it really depends on whether Murray recovers from yesterday and gets his first serve working like it can. Somebody needs to tell him to stop using the drop shot all the sodding time as well, it's becoming a running joke between the commentators on 5live and bbc tv. Either way, I've got a couple of days off to use up so I'm going to be glued to the box. How I miss the days of being able to watch the whole 2 weeks in it's entirety. I've got a whole £3 on Murray winning the championship at 33/1 as well... come on lad!
  13. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    Exactly true. The interviewer was trying to stir things up, and Murray joked (that's joked) to Henman that he was supporting anyone but England. In the same way that anyone would take the piss out of a mate, it didn't mean anything and predictably the daily mail and all their wooly headed readership jumped on it. The man is a star, he clearly passionate about what he does and he has the game to trouble Nadal. If he gets through he'll have an easier match in the semis and will have a very good chance of reaching the final. If he gets through Nadal.
  14. Maybe it's because I have no interest in the comic, but I thought this was one of the most godawful films I've watched in a long time. Once I'd mapped out the plot in my head after the opening first few minutes, all that was left to do was listen to James McAvoy's absurd accent and try to decide whether I disliked it more than the happening. Given the choice, I think I'd rather sit through the happening again.
  15. JubJubBird

    Tennis

    Without looking into the specifics, a tennis ball is probably soft enough to compress on contact with the ground so that it produces a fairly large footprint, especially in comparison to a cricket ball. If I remember rightly hawkeye shows a sort of elongated eclipse rather than a perfect circle so this might be already taken into consideration. I also seem to remember that hawkeye has an average error of 5%, which seems quite high to me but probably a lot better than a line judge.
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